First tralac Newsletter for 2023
In this first tralac Newsletter for 2023, we note several critical developments to monitor, analyse and to discuss in the coming year: African trade and integration, in particular related to the AfCFTA and women and trade; the gloomy global economic outlook; the war in Ukraine; challenges in the WTO; and updates on US-Africa trade relations and AGOA, to name a few.
tralac Regional Resources
tralac maintains a collection of regional and national trade-related resources and policy documents, including copies of the texts and annexes of regional trade agreements from the African RECs, the AfCFTA, TFTA and African Union.
We also offer resources on Africa’s global trade relations, including the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) with the EU, BRICS trade, and Brexit.
tralac promotes active debate on trade law and policy issues in Africa. This involves monitoring trade negotiations, interpretation of agreements, contribution to debates and discussions on trade developments.
Our research is presented in trade briefs, working papers, trade reports and books, among others.
The United Nations Climate Change Conference COP27 closed on 20 November 2022, delivering a package of decisions that reaffirmed their commitment to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The package also strengthened action by countries to cut greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the inevitable impacts of climate change, as well as boosting the support of finance, technology and capacity building needed by developing countries.